For the third straight year, Oklahoma has been recognized as the unanimous favorite in the 2019 Big 12 softball preseason poll in a vote by the league’s head coaches. This marks the seventh consecutive year and the tenth occurrence in the last 11 years the Sooners have collected the honor.
Coming in second is Texas with 29 points, followed by Baylor in third with 26 points and with one first-place vote and Oklahoma State in fourth with 23 points. All three teams are coming off NCAA Regional appearances a year ago.
The poll is rounded out with No. 5 Texas Tech (15), No. 6 Iowa State (12) and No. 7 Kansas (6). Coaches are not allowed to vote for their own team.
Baylor opens the 2019 softball season with two games on Thursday, February 7. The remaining six teams will open the season on Friday, February 8.
2019 BIG 12 SOFTBALL PRESEASON POLL